L.A. Food Events Worth Nibbling on This Weekend

A guide to the upcoming week’s most delicious happenings.

Evan Kleiman and Peter Shire at the Craft in America Study Center – 3/23

Savor the intersection of food and art during a salon discussion with Good Food host Evan Kleiman and multimedia sculptor Peter Shire at the Craft in America Study Center’s “Good Enough to Eat: Food as Craft” program at 6 p.m. The conversation will cover the pair’s careers, inspirations, and the evolution of food and art in L.A.. The talk is free to the public; RSVP at [email protected] More Information.

Dante Fried Chicken Pop-Up Brunch at Daily Dose – 3/24

Daily Dose Café’s Sarkis Vartanian collaborates with Dante Gonzales of the Dante Fried Chicken Truck for a deep-fried brunch. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the art district hub will serve  local organic scrambled eggs, fried fingerling potatoes, coconut-honey biscuits, and Dante’s legendary “sock-it-to-me” fried chicken smothered in his secret sauce—all for $15. Bring a bottle of champagne to pop, as the brunch is BYOB. Reservations are required. More Information.

Nashville’s Catbird Seat Chefs at Animal – 3/25

Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo continue their charity dinner series “Cooking with Friends” with Nashville chefs Erik Anderson and Josh Habiger of the Catbird Seat. The foursome will collaborate on a $135 eight-course menu; a portion of proceeds will go to the Pablove Foundation. Reservations recommended. More Information.

Food & Wine “Best New Chef” Dinner Series at Paiche – 3/26 to 3/27

In conjunction with Food & Wine magazine and the L.A. blog Food GPS, chef Ricardo Zarate welcomes fellow Food & Wine Best New Chef honorees for a two-night celebration at his not-yet-open restaurant, Paiche. On March 26, Portland chef Naomi Pomeroy joins Zarate for a five-course meal. The next night, Boston’s Jamie Bissonnette and Salt Lake City’s Viet Pham will put together a six-course meal. Acclaimed guest bartenders will be on hand to conjure up $10 signature cocktails. Reservations required. More Information.